A recent article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal, stated that the ‘biggest landlords in the US are being crushed under a mountain of packages’.*
“Camden Property Trust, the 14th-largest U.S. apartment operator by number of units, stopped accepting parcels at all of its 169 properties nationwide this year. Executives said the Houston-based landlord, which has roughly 59,000 units in 10 states and the District of Columbia, had received almost a million packages in 2014, and the rate was increasing by 50% a year.”*
With the inevitable increase in online shopping around the globe, the number of transactions continues to increase in Australia, causing extra stress and headaches for management teams. However, instead of resorting to the 1990’s way of coping and placing handwritten parcel messages in the letterbox, or rather ridding yourself of a strategic advantage over your competitors by not accepting packages, it’s time you adopt a serious solution. Through BuildingLink, package tracking can take as little as 30 seconds to enter and close an item, including the successful delivery of an automated SMS notification to the resident. The ‘Add Multiple Packages’ function allows you to enter numerous items, sending notifications to each individual who has received an item. Not only can you reduce the amount of time spent on packages by up to 90%, BuildingLink keeps a history of all events including signatures, comments and photos, reducing the possibility of any discrepancies.
Don’t cut the service out altogether, just do it smarter.